The best Quotes from The Adolescent

The best Quotes from The Adolescent

The Adolescent is a novel by Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky, first published in monthly installments in 1875 in the Russian literary magazine Otechestvennye Zapiski.

A fool is always pleased with what he says, and, besides, he always says more than he needs to.
Silence is always beautiful, and a silent person is always more beautiful than one who talks.
How does it come about that what an intelligent man expresses is much stupider than what remains inside him?

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Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.
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The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.
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A fool is always pleased with what he says, and, besides, he always says more than he needs to.
The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.
To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someone else's.
Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.
What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.
Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.
To love someone means to see them as God intended them.
I gave up caring about anything, and all the problems disappeared.
The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God!
Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.
The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.
The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he's in prison.
We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.
Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.
The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.
Who's the more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?
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I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.
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The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
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The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
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Walk until the darkness is a memory, and you become the sun on the next traveler's horizon.
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Humans had always been better at killing than any other living thing.

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